How Jaen spent 120 million euros on a tram which never worked

Jaén has finally mothballed its tram system, which cost the city 120 million euros, never carried a paying passenger, and in fact, never ever started running past initial trials. And nobody has lost their job, or even been censored. Amazing, isn´t it? It took a decade to build it, ripping up streets and laying lines through the city. It was finally finished in 2011, and the PSOE / IU run city council started running tests, Continue reading How Jaen spent 120 million euros on a tram which never worked

Vélez Málaga closes its tram lines to save cash

Vélez Málaga,a town with a cash flow problem (show me one in Spain that doesn’t -ed) has announced it will close its tranvia service -the tram- to save cash after the Junta refused to subsidise it to the tune of 1,6 million a year. The closure will happen in November. The town will still have to pay some 600,000€ a year to keep the basic infrastructure up to code. The town will use the extra Continue reading Vélez Málaga closes its tram lines to save cash